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Grocery Spending

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Oct 2010 - $231.39

Nov 2010 - $998.22

Dec 2010 - $340.29

Jan 2011 - $855.15

Feb 2011 - $203.17

Mar 2011 - $916.52

Monthly Average $590.79

Weekly Average $137.85
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Monday, January 26, 2009

Blissful in the Busy

What's for Dinner: Tacos w/Homemade Tortillas (Awesome!)

At the Sewing Machine: A toxic dump site

On the Scrapbook Table: Hoping to crop at Em's meeting tomorrow!

Tonight was supposed to be a "free" night: Bryan home on time and no scheduled activities. Last minute meetings kept him away until around 8pm. This is not unusual. Its significance lies in the fact that this was to be the last "free" weekday evening until February 16 and then February 27. Yup, for the next five weeks we have something going on every night, save 2.

Considering my homebody nature and love for routine and normalcy, this is going to be a stretching time for me. I knew this was coming when I allowed my children to sign up for every 4-H project available (or so it seems), but I felt it was important to let them try their wings and explore new things.

So now the goal is to find joy in this journey, or my new phrase: Bliss in the Busy. I want us all to look back on what we've accomplished with positive feelings from working hard together. Since gratitude is essential for bliss, this is what I'm thankful for:
  • I'm thankful that my children are excited about their projects and are motivated to get them finished.
  • I'm thankful that there are so many leaders that are willing to mentor them through the process.
  • I'm thankful that the experiences in reasoning and public speaking will help the children where ever God calls them in life.
  • I'm thankful that they are learning about responsibility and time management.
  • I'm thankful that they are understanding the importance of organization and keeping track of schedules.
  • I'm thankful for my husband who is willing to sacrificially give his time to his family.
  • I'm thankful that I'm home with my blessings all day, so it's a little easier to let them be gone for a few hours in the evenings.


1 comment:

  1. Wow... Sounds busy but great too. I liked your last one the best... I am not sure how families do it, work all day and then have activities every night... It would be so crazy. Either way there has to be some kind of balance, one I hope to find sooner than later! :)